- Adam at Six A.M.
name = Adam at 6 A.M.
caption = original film poster
Robert W. Christiansen Robert E. Relyea Rick Rosenberg
Elinor Karpf, Stephen Karpf
Michael Douglas Lee Purcell Joe Don Baker Louise Latham Charles Aidman
cinematography = Charles Rosher Jr.
editing = John McSweeney Jr. (as John McSweeney)
distributor = National General Pictures
September 22, 1970
runtime = 100 min (US)
country = USA
language = English
imdb_id = 0065371
"Adam at 6 A.M." is a 1970 movie directed by
Robert Scheerer. The film did not receive much attention when it was released, but was one of the first movies Michael Douglasfirst starred. The movie was filmed almost entirely on location in the small Midwest town of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, [ [http://www.exsmo.com/museum/timeline.html Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives, Excelsior Springs, MO - Time Line ] ] as well as Cameron, Missouri. [ [http://imdb.com/title/tt0065371/locations Adam at Six A.M. (1970) - Filming locations ] ]
The film revolves around Adam Gaines (Douglas), a Semantics professor for a California college. He becomes complacent in his life and hears about the death of a relative in
Missouri. He drives cross country to attend the funeral and pay his respects. He decides to spend the summer there working as a laborer. He meets Jerri Jo Hopper (Purcell), and falls in love, along the way developing new friendships with the town locals. He then must decide what direction he wants his life to go, whether to return to Californiaor stay in Missouri.
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